2020-03-25: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-03-24). Bolivian Regime Rejects Cuba's Offer to Help Fight Coronavirus. telesurenglish.net Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce and his campaign partner David Choquehuanca requested the de facto president Janine àÅñez accept Cuba and China's medical help to help stop Covid-19 from spreading in the Andean nation. | RELATED: | The representatives of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) Party asked the right-wing president to accept the medicines and specialists from Cuba and China, which they cal…

Ed Morales (2020-03-24). The Young Lords' Revolution. thenation.com The Young Lords' Revolution…

Anup Bastola, Ranjit Sah, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Bibek Kumar Lal, Runa Jha, Hemant Chanda Ojha, Bikesh Shrestha, Daniel K W Chu, Leo L M Poon, Anthony Costello, Kouichi Morita, Basu Dev Pandey (2020-02-10). [Correspondence] The first 2019 novel coronavirus case in Nepal. thelancet.com In January, 2020, the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China spread progressively to other countries,1,2 with WHO declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.3 Among the affected countries beyond China (where 12‚Äà307 cases and 259 deaths were reported as of Feb 1, 2020) are others in Asia, including Nepal.4…

Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Christopher J Gregory (2019-12-20). [Comment] Balancing sensitivity and specificity of Zika virus case definitions. thelancet.com In a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Raquel Burger-Calderon and colleagues1 characterise the clinical profile of Zika virus infection and assess the performance of WHO and Pan American Health Organization case definitions in a large paediatric cohort from Nicaragua. They show that Zika disease primarily manifests with undifferentiated fever or afebrile rash, and that the occurrence of symptoms increases with age. As a result, Zika in children is likely to be missed by recommended case definitions more frequently than in adults.